Project 8

Marie Cole Memorial Primary School

This project involved easing the overcrowding at Marie Cole Memorial Primary School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, by constructing a new and wholesome school building for them.

This project constructed a new three-classroom school building that included a rainwater harvesting system. In addition, desks and chairs were be provided for the students.

The classrooms at Marie Cole Memorial Primary School were over capacity, and teachers had resorted to holding classes on the school’s covered walkways and in an old, rusty, dilapidated bus.  The school also lacked a proper supply of water.

The additional classrooms benefit the current 223 students as well as the 40 who can return after being dismissed from the school after the bus was taken out of use by order of the Ministry of Education due to safety concerns. Easing their discomfort and promoting a more conducive learning environment, a total of 105 students were able to take advantage of the new classrooms offering a better opportunity to learn in a proper environment. Total Project Cost: $60,373.77




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